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Sunday, March 7, 2010

Happy Cactus Monday!


This large Prickly Pear (spineless) has the most beautiful color of blooms...I would describe it as MAGENTA. It is over at the college and I love when I catch it in bloom. It is covered in new growth as well. Just gorgeous!

Hope you all have a wonderful week! I will be taking a picture of my grandson, Donovan's, pot of Zinnia he planted from seed about 1 week ago. Today we noticed 6 plantlets sprouting up and we all got so excited! We must have planted 20 seeds in this pot! I think I will do a little photo albunm with weeekly pictures of his pot until we have lovely flowers! He can have it all documented, and hopefully we may have a future gardener!!! :)

16 comments:

Evelyn Howard said...

Wow Julie, this prickly pear is doing very well. Beautiful colour of the blooms - I agree.

HCM!

Aerelonian said...

Very nice. I wish we could grow more succulents outdoors here. I think there is a variety similar to prickly pear that is hardy here. That tomato cutting thing mentioned by Claude sounds very interesting...

deepazartz said...

This is beautiful, Julie! Wonderful blooms with wonderful color...they look just small(blooms) and perfect.

Love the butterflies in the header, BTW :))

HCM!!!

messyfish said...

With you as a grandie I am sure Donovan will be fond of gardening! Love the gorgeous prickly pear shots. Did you know you can eat parts of it?

soulbrush said...

oh how i love the fact that you have the real thing, mine are just little fluffy bits of art, love these. hcm fellow cactuteer.

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You are lucky to find cactus with blooms. HCM.

Bobbie Lynn said...

The color is just stunning. What a great way to spend time with Donovan. Have a wonderful week too.

marianne said...

Gorgeous pictures!!!!
I would love to paint these flowers!

HCM!!!

Judi said...

Hi Julie
Beautiful blooms on that plant. You have captured it at a great time. Do you have one in your yard?
thank you for sharing and have a wonderful day!
I'm sure your interest in plants could wear off on your grandson...how nice that he's having flowers coming up.
Judi

Teri C said...

Blooms so early, and beauties at that! Isn't it great how cacti can be beautiful and prickly at the same time! Even though this is spineless.

HCM

Snippety Gibbet said...

No wonder you are into succulents. They are so gorgeous. Who knew? jan

Cynthia DiBlasi said...

Beautiful prickily pears! I just love them, and hope to have them in my desert garden when I move. Thanks for sharing and HCM!!!

yoon see said...

Very inspiring prickly pear. Really put me into an admiration and new perspective towards cactus blooms again.

Wow1 love the flowers of your previous posts but i particularly eyeing on your college rose bush!

Thanks for sharing so much happiness, yes flowers do cheer us up!

Ebie said...

I have never seen so many blooms in this prickly pear plant. It is a delight to see those pinkish red.

studio lolo said...

beautiful Julie!! Sneak a cutting and take it home ;)

Arasu said...

They have interesting shapes and attractive colors.I appreciate Donovan's interest in gardening.